USD $600-$800 Price Avg.

Companion Dogs



Breed Type



12-15 years


Breed Information

Group Companion Dogs
Popularity/Rank 224
Origin Sweden
Other Names Nordic Spitz, Norrbottenspitz, Pohjanpystykorva
Breed Type Purebred
Price (Avg.) USD $600-$800
How much does a Norrbottenspets cost?
According to a rough estimate, you will spend between $600 to $800 on your Norrbottenspets if you purchase it from a reputable breeder. If you select a dog with exceptional bloodlines, the price may be higher. The price might even be higher if the dog has already been trained. You'll usually pay less if you get a Norrbottenspets from a shelter.
Size Medium
Weight Male: 24-33 pounds (11-15 kg),
Female: 18-27 pounds (8-12 kg)
Height Male: 17.72 inches (45 cm),
Female: 16.54 inches (42 cm)
Lifespan 12-15 years
Recognized by AKC, FCI
The American Kennel Club as a Miscellaneous breed. And FCI in the Spitz and primitive types group, in the Nordic Hunting Dogs section.
Purpose Hunting Companion
Date of Origin 17th Century
Ancestry Spitz-type

Appearance & Maintenance

Coat Dense, Double, Rough, Straight
Coat Colors Blonde, Brown, Tan, White, Yellow
Grooming Level
Shedding Level
Eye Color Possibilities Brown
Nose Color Possibilities Black
Coat Color Possibilities Red, White
Coat Length Medium
Coat Density Dense
Coat Texture Straight
Recommended Brushes Nail Clipper, Scissors, Slicker Brush
Brushing Frequency Weekly

Breed Characteristics

Temperament Active, Alert, Attentive, Confident, Daring, Vigilant
Sensitivity Level
Affection Level
Social Interaction Required
Watchdog Ability
Biting Force Low
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Prey Drive
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Fighting Dog Not really

Good & Friendly with

Apartment Life Friendly
Stranger Friendly
Cat Friendly
Dog Friendly
Office Friendly No
Senior Citizens Friendly
Pet Friendly
Friendly with First Time Owners Yes
Service Dog Not really
Therapy Dog Not really
Detection, Sniffer or Security Dog Not really
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
Boat Dog Not really
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really

Health Elements

Health Issues
Hypoallergenic No
Energy Level
Exercise Required
Sleeping Required
Weight Gain Potential
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Medium
Drooling tendency
Activity Level Moderate
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week 9 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day 45 minutes

Food & Costing

Avg. Daily Food 1 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Cups Per Day 2.4 cups
Daily Cost $1.20 - $1.40
Monthly Cost $34.00 - $45.00


Gestation Duration 60-64 days
How often can the Norrbottenspets have a litter? Once a year.
Litter Size 3-5 puppies (Once a year.)


The Norrbottenspets is a small, spitz-type breed of dog originating from Sweden. It is a very old breed, with records dating back to the 16th century. The Norrbottenspets is an alert and active dog that makes an excellent companion for active families.

Appearance: The Norrbottenspets has a thick double coat that comes in various colors including black, white, brown, and gray. They have erect ears and almond-shaped eyes that are usually dark brown in color. Their tail is usually curled over their back and they have a strong muzzle with a black nose.

Lifespan, Size & Weight: The average lifespan of the Norrbottenspets is 12 to 15 years. They typically weigh between 20 to 30 pounds and stand between 13 to 15 inches tall at the shoulder.

Colors: The most common colors for the Norrbottenspets are black, white, brown, gray or combinations of these colors.

Personality: The Norrbottenspets is an intelligent breed that loves to please its owners and can be trained easily with positive reinforcement methods such as treats or praise. They are loyal companions who enjoy spending time with their family members but can also be independent when needed.

Friendliness: The Norrbottenspets is generally friendly towards other dogs as well as children and other animals if properly socialized from an early age. However they may be wary of strangers so it’s important to introduce them slowly when meeting new people or animals for the first time.

Temperament: This breed has a lively temperament but can also be calm when needed making them suitable for both active households as well as more relaxed environments such as apartments or condos where they will still get plenty of exercise through daily walks or playtime indoors with their owners or family members .

Health: Generally speaking this breed does not suffer from any major health issues however like all breeds it’s important to keep up on regular vet visits in order to ensure your pet remains healthy throughout its life span .

Adaptability Level & Benefits As Pets : This breed adapts well to different environments making them suitable for both city living as well as rural areas . They make great companions due to their intelligence , loyalty , friendliness , and playful nature .


The Norrbottenspets is a small, rare breed of dog that originates from the Swedish province of Norrbotten. The breed is closely related to the Pomeranian and has a similar history. In the early 1800s, the Norrbottenspets was a popular companion dog in Sweden. However, by the end of the century, the breed had become nearly extinct due to cross-breeding with other breeds and lack of interest. In the early 1900s, a few dedicated fanciers began working to revive the breed. They were successful in doing so and today the Norrbottenspets is once again a popular companion dog in Sweden.

The ancestry of the Norrbottenspets is unknown, but it is thought to be a descendant of Spitz-type dogs brought to Scandinavia by the Vikings. The breed was first recognized as a distinct breed in Sweden in 1937. The Norrbottenspets is still relatively rare outside of its native country and is not yet recognized by major kennel clubs such as the AKC or UKC.